Who Am I : A Deeper Look Within
Who are you?
When someone asks "Who are you?" or "Who are you really?" How do you answer?
Are you simply the name your parents gave you at birth? Are you what you do for a living? Are you any of the qualities, traits, or activities that comprise your personality or daily events?
When someone asks you who you are, many times the first answer that comes to mind is the "hat" we wear most. You could answer:
I am a mother, father, sister, brother, daughter, son, friend....
I am a secretary, construction worker, waitress, writer....
I am a nice person, a caring person, an honest person, a frank person....
All of these things are not "who" you are, they just describe who you are.
So, who are you really? How do you answer such a tricky question?
Understanding your traits:
The traits of making up who you are don't make you who you are, they simply tell the story, paint the picture, or help explain in a way that the logical mind can accept and understand.
To fully understand yourself it is important to know just what makes you tick, what turns your crank, and what toots your horn; but even more important than that is understanding why.
Why are you the way you are? Why do you enjoy the things you enjoy? Why do you do the things you do?
Why do you write? Is it because you want to share what you know? Is it because you want to be recognized, admired, or revered? Is it because you have so much pent up inside this is the only legal way you can get it all out without hurting anyone? Is it because it is your passion?
Why do you like certain foods but not others?
Why do you work in the job field you work in?
Why do you have the friends you have?
Why do you wear the style of clothes you wear?
All of these questions are valuable insight as to who you really are and what is really going on inside of you.
Perhaps you wear what you wear because you are self-conscious. Perhaps it is because you are insecure and feel the need to impress. Perhaps it is because it makes you feel defiant, free, or comfortable.
The answers to these questions are as unique as each individual. They are different for everyone because everyone is different. Yet despite all of our differences, we have more in common than most people realize. We have a deep connection which has been lost or forgotten over the centuries which leaves many of us feeling the way we feel now...
What Do You Believe & Why?
Have you ever stopped to think about why you believe what you believe?
I'm not talking about religion here, though that could be a belief in the many thousands, if not millions we hold. I'm talking about any and all beliefs.
You have to work hard to make an honest living. Really? Says who? Why? Where did this belief come from?
You have to have a degree in order to make a decent living these days. Who made up that rule?
If you keep making that face it's going to stick like that forever.... come on now.
If you poke your lip out when you pout a bird is going to come along and poop on it!
Good girls only like bad boys
Good guys finish last
I'm talking about ALL the beliefs, from the smallest and silliest to the biggest and most daunting. Who said? Who decided that this is the way it is and has to be?
Challenge your beliefs! Question them until you find the root of their source. Do you believe because you feel it in the depths of your soul to be true, or do you believe because you were taught to and told to believe it?
Getting In Touch With Your Higher Self
We are not our bodies. We are something greater, something more. We have a spirit, we are that spirit. Our body is just the vehicle in which our spirit uses to travel in the physical world.
How well do you know that part of you? Even if you have no religion and believe that this is it, this is all there is and when it's over, it's over. You are more than just your body. You have awareness and that awareness is what you can consider to be your spirit.
How do you care for that part of you? You feed your body. You feed your mind. You exercise your body. You exercise your mind. Do you feed and exercise your spirit?
Do you trust your inner feelings, your gut reaction, your intuition? Or do you question it? Do you silence it and let "logic" take hold of your decisions and life. Do you meditate? Do you read from your religious books of practice and belief? Do you commune with nature? Do you allow your feelings to flow or do you stifle them?
If who we really are is the spirit dwelling inside of our body, then doesn't it make sense that our spiritual self is and should be considered the most important part? Are you giving that part of you the respect and attention it deserves and needs?
Living In Harmony
When you realize why you do what you do, why you act the way you act, think the way you think, or dress the way you dress; you might be surprised to find answers you had kept hidden from yourself. You may embark upon a journey of healing to correct past damage and bring yourself up to a place of self understanding and self love that before you thought impossible.
When you nurture your spirit, respect it, and love it; you will open yourself up to feelings and understandings like you've never experienced before.
You are an amazing being. You are filled with more wonder, glory, and beauty than anything else on this planet! You deserve to love yourself. You deserve to find your true happiness.
By exploring yourself in depth, you will reach a point where you are one with body, mind, and spirit. When this happens, you will be living in a state of true harmony. You will be living the life you were meant to live.
So, who am I?
When you are ready to know and accept it, you will know because you accept it.
You are the embodiment of love, life, and beauty. You are the embodiment of peace, harmony, and truth. You are perfection. You are simply, perfectly.... You
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